If you are a pet owner, and must be away from your home for several days or weeks, you will need to figure out how to provide care for your pets while you are gone. You may have your pets stay with friends or family, or pay a pet sitter to come by your home during the day to feed and exercise your pets. Another option is to place your pets at a pet boarding in Mt. Vernon facility. To make sure your pets have the best care while you are away, here is a checklist to help you choose the best kennel for your furry companions.

  • First, ask your friends, families, or colleagues if they know of any good kennels. People who have had a good experience working with a particular kennel will be more than happy to let you know about it, which can save you a lot of time searching for the right one. It is also a good idea to ask your vet if he or she has any recommendations. Many times, vets work with Pet Boarding facilities, providing care for pets if they are sick or injured during their stay, so they will have first-hand experience with certain boarding facilities.
  • Most kennels require the animals boarding with them have a certain set of vaccinations. This helps to protect pets from developing health issues like bordetella, distemper, and parvo. Ask the kennel how they ensure your pet’s safety and how they handle emergency situations.
  • Find out if your pet will get the opportunity to exercise or interact with other pets. Some pet owners prefer this, while others do not. If it is important to you that your pet has playtime, walks, and other interaction, make sure the kennel will accommodate this.
  • Consider whether or not you would like additional services like grooming or obedience training. Some kennels offer these services and can perform them during long stays.

Before you commit to a Pet Boarding in Mt. Vernon facility, ask to take a tour. This will help you get an idea of how clean and well-run the kennel is, and allow you to meet the staff. You may also consider taking your pets there for a couple hours at a time in the days preceding their stay. This helps them acclimate to facility and avoid distress if they have never been in a kennel before.

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